Aldermore was set up following the financial crisis to service SMEs in the UK. CEO Phillip Monks tells Stefanie Linhardt why this ‘challenger’ bank is so positive about life post-Brexit.
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The professionalism and ethics of individual bankers is too important to be left to each bank on its own: the industry as a whole needs to come together to set new standards, says Simon Thompson.
UK fraud investigators have realised that banks are well placed to identify illicit financial activity and have set up a partnership with major European financial institutions to share information about money laundering and terrorist financing. But how motivated are the banks to participate?
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With post-crisis recapitalisations hopefully in the past, stress-testing has become a means to push banks to enhance their risk and data governance.
Executives who live with uncertainty should resist the fallacy of arithmetic precision when making investment decisions, says Georgios Samakovitis of the University of Greenwich.
There were few surprises in the outcome of the European Central Bank’s asset quality review and stress test, but the results highlight what still needs to be done.
The damage that a fraud investigation can wreak on a bank is already well documented, but what measures can banks take to protect themselves against such incidents and minimise the repercussions if a fraudster does slip through the net?